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noun [C/U]    /vərˈnæk·jə·lər, vəˈnæk-/
the form of a language commonly spoken by the people of a particular region or by a particular group, esp. when it is different from the standard language: [U] Much of his poetry derives from the American pop vernacular. vernacular    /vərˈnæk·jə·lər, vəˈnæk-/ adjective a vernacular expression
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